22 Sep 2020

Senior Geotechnical Engineer – Open Pit Operations at Asanko Gold Ghana Limited Ghana

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Asanko Gold Ghana Limited Ghana Ltd. (“AGGL”) is a joint venture between Galiano Gold and Gold Fields. The primary asset is the multi-pit Asanko Gold Mine complex, located in the Ashanti region of Ghana. Galiano Gold are the managers and operators of the Asanko Gold Mine.
AGGL is seeking to employ a suitably qualified person to fill the role below. The incumbent will be responsible for site-based slope design and management, rock mass property assessment, and geotechnical instrumentation.

Key Responsibilities

• Provide site wide surface geotechnical support of multiple active open pits.
• Coordinate the recording of pit slope movements with prisms/radars and import and digest all raw data into the slope monitoring database and provide daily summary reports which can be used to monitor pit slope movement.
• Perform and supervise scan line or cell mapping, as appropriate, required in the bench design and in the determination of the rock mass strength.
• Modelling of major structures using 2D and 3D software and analyse the effect on slope stability.
• Design high wall perimeter blast hole patterns to ensure minimal blast damage to the high wall, using ground vibration monitors.
• Ensure adequate geotechnical instrumentation is deployed, read, maintained, and data reported.
• Develop and maintain strong working relationships with mine geology, mine operations, dewatering, and mine engineering groups.
• Supervision of the geotechnical and hydrology team.
• Performing, training and oversight of highwall data collection.
• Undertake field inspections of active mine and process areas.
• Review mine designs and plans; create and support mitigation plans.
• Performs any other duties that may be assigned from time to time by Management.

Qualification Required & Experience

• Minimum Higher National Diploma with relevant specialization in Geotechnical Engineering or Civil Engineering from a recognised institution.
• Minimum of 4 years’ working experience as on-site Geotechnical Engineer in similar position in the mining or related industry.
• Hydrology experience in relevant field would be an added advantage.
• High degree of exposure to specialized geological software and other software such as Datamine, Surpac, Rocscience etc.
• Strong commitment to timelines, accuracy and professionalism.
• Effectively handle multiple, concurrent demands.
• Adapt to continually changing priorities aggressive schedules and to appropriately prioritize responsibilities.
• Proven Reporting and Communication skills.
• Critical thinking, decision making and problem solving skills.
• Strong organizational and interpersonal skills.
• Problem solving and decision making skills.
• Strong computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, database management.
• Good team player in task involving cross-functional teams.
• Results oriented drive and solid work ethics, with exceptional attention to detail.
• Ability to train and mentor team members and demonstrate safety leadership
• Willingness and ability to perform field work in an extreme mining environment.
• Working environment is multi-cultural and hence sensitivity is required.
• Valuing diversity and inclusion practices are essential.
• Ability to apply knowledge of standards, methods and procedures to work situation.
• Strong computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, database management.
• Must possess a valid Ghanaian driving license and have the ability to drive in rough terrain;
Results and action oriented.

Location: Amansie South District

How To Apply For The Job

When applying, please follow the guidelines below to maximise the success of your application:

• Include an introductory paragraph in your covering letter explaining why you believe you are suited to the role you are applying for
• Limit your CV to 4 pages
• Your CV must include demographic detail, qualifications, work experience and a minimum of two referees
• List your most recent positions first
• Include copies of relevant, original certificates and academic records
• Please ensure you email: [email protected] when applying for a job.
• Please put the job title you are applying for in the email subject line.

Applications, together with detailed curriculum vitae and proof of qualifications, should be submitted by the deadline date to:

Unit Manager – HR & Administration,
Asanko Gold Ghana Limited
No. 4, Sir Arku Korsah Road,
Airport Residential Area,
P. O. Box CT 6153, Accra-Ghana.

Or email:

[email protected]

Closing Date: 05 October, 2020

Please note: only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.



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